Baggerley Funeral Home

930 South Broadway, Edmond, OK


LaQuitta Joye Persing

March 19, 1933May 10, 2020
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LaQuitta Joye Persing was born on March 19, 1933 in Wichita County, Texas to W.E. and Bessie Milam.

On June 22, 1951, Quitta married Bill Bert Boydstun and together they had two sons, William Ronald and William Gerald “Gerry”. They moved throughout the U.S. during the boys’ younger years, eventually settling in Edmond, OK. Bill passed away on June 2, 1984. On March 5, 1988, she married R.L. Persing.

LaQuitta is preceded in death by her parents; siblings; and both Bill and R.L. She enjoyed gardening, crafting, and fashion, but most of all she enjoyed her family.

LaQuitta is survived by son, Ron; son, Gerry and daughter-in-law, Tonya of Edmond; granddaughter Gerika Hirsch of Edmond and her sons, Hunter, Landon, and Lincoln; granddaughter Kilee Lamb and husband Joshua of Norman and their children Baylee, Emma, Ryan, and Ransom; granddaughter Jenifer Williams of Edmond and her children Aubree and Dakotah; and great-great-grandchildren Gracie, Iris, and Kyson.


  • Joshua Lamb
  • Jeremy Lamb
  • Jerry Glasgow
  • Cade Bernard
  • Clay Bernard
  • Dakotah Hand
  • Hunter Hirsch, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ryan Lamb, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 17, 2020


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Renee’ Bernard

May 19, 2020

Quitta, you will forever be in our hearts & memories. We are thankful for all of our time with you & all of the many memories we’ve made together. Our lives have been enriched by you in ways only eternity will be able to tell! With tears in their eyes, our kids have said, you were the only Great Grandma they ever knew & truly, you were a GREAT grandma! Thank you for loving us like your own. We certainly love you as our own!! We will always carry a piece of you in our hearts. Thank you for all of the JOYE you brought to our lives!!
Chad, Renee’, Cade, Clay & Charity

Bethy and Papa

May 18, 2020

Just the other day Papa asked how his Church Lady was eating if we weren't able to take her to get breakfast. He had known the last handful of times we tried to get together over the months she had to decline because she wasn't feeling well so he asked about her often and always inquired about when I would be seeing her next. Each time I did I would have to give him the full report when I got home. The last few times she couldn't hear me but that didn't stop her from talking about all things Papa. I wish she had been able to hear him on the phone because he would have called and told her to get better so they could go get some pancakes. Those two were so much fun to watch the few times we were able to get them together. She always made him feel so welcomed and he loved all the attention she gave him. I never liked to see the disappointment on her face when I walked into Church without her friend, but man the years would melt away in her excitement when he did walk through those doors. She never did get to take that tractor ride she wanted, but hopefully Papa brought her a little bit of joy in the short time they were friends. Her giddiness and laughter will be greatly missed!

Carol (Persing) Hair

May 18, 2020

Laquitta was my aunt and the wife of my Uncle Roland. I will always remember her happy, positive outlook on life. She was full of life and love. She was so caring for the lucky dogs she shared with RL, and she adored little Faith who filled her life with enjoyment in recent times. Quitta and I shared puppy stories anytime we were together. I will always be grateful that I had someone so precious in my family.

Rhonda Penick

May 16, 2020

You were the most loving and stylish person I have ever know. Still at 87 you had to have your hair done, make-up on, heals on and the most updated clothes and matching jewelry. You never met a stranger and loved everyone. You were every childs Grandma Quitta blood or not.
Miss and love you,

Danelle Clifton

May 15, 2020

My sweet Aunt Quitta,

Not only were you an amazing aunt, friend, and confidante, but you were also like my second mom after my mother passed. You and RL always gave me so much love, words of wisdom, and inspired me to be a better person. I loved our long phone conversations and hearing your laugh which was simply contagious! I always enjoyed sending you Papyrus cards that you framed and displayed in your new home. They were girly, glitzy, and glamorous - just like you! I have one more to bring to you when I see you in that new fancy house above! Love you so much.

Your niece in Dallas - Danelle

Tonya Boydstun

May 15, 2020


You have been my other mother for almost 40 years. I was so lucky to have a loving and caring mother-in-law like you. Thank you so much for loving Kilee and Gerika and for loving all of their kids. You were a lady that loved life. You loved clothes, jewelry, purses and shoes. You always had a smile on your face. Just a couple of weeks ago you told me we were a good team and we could get through anything. You asked me in the ER if I would take care of Faith and I said yes. Guess what, she is still getting her bacon for breakfast. Until we meet again.

Love you,


Gerika Hirsch

May 15, 2020


I hope that I see the world as you did because I know a life with love is a life that’s been lived, and I know that when God took you back he said, “hallelujah, you’re home!”

Love you always ❤️

Bethy F

May 15, 2020

As I sit here trying to wrap my head around the news, I'm at a loss at which moment to share or which memory to choose. I'm going to miss your laughter, your joy, and your sweet face. I'm going to miss your school girl excitement and your welcoming and warm embrace. I'm going to miss sitting on the back row admiring each others jewelry and glittery shoes, you and I were always the most blinged out ones sitting in the pews. I'm going to miss our chats about Hallmark Movies and our after Church lunches, I don't think I ever told you this, but I loved you whole bunches. The Ladies Christmas Party without you will never be the same, and whenever I see a glittery Nativity scene I will always remember your name. I'm so glad I came back to your house Valentine's night, because the 2nd time you answered and it was the last time I got to hug you tight. There wasn't enough time for all the things we had planned, but all the moments we had together were always fun filled and grand. I'm so thankful for all the memories and uncontrollable laughter, I look forward to the day we meet again up there in the great hereafter. My heart goes out to all the people who were ever blessed enough to know and love Quitta, she was, and always will be, my favorite sassy blinged out Senorita!

Till we meet again sweet friend.

Love Beth

Debbie Burrus

May 13, 2020

I will miss my dear friend and neighbor, Quitta. She was a ray of sunshine and had a word of wisdom for those who sought counsel. Our entire family enjoyed the fellowship of R.L. and Quitta and her family. Laquitta was a sweet christian woman who loved her family dearly.
Bless you all,
Debbie and Bruce

Debbie Stevens

May 13, 2020

Quitta loved to laugh, the color purple, flowers, but most of all her family! And so very proud of them. I am so glad that I got to visit with her just a couple weeks ago. Got to see her beautiful smile and hear her laugh one last time. Gerry, Tonya, Kilee, Gerika and kids she loved you all very very much. We will see her again one day!! Love you guys.


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